River Inn of Harbor Town

Memphis, Tennessee

The hotel

There’s definitely a European ambience to this AAA 4 diamond award winning hotel with its pine floors, 1800s fireplace, small libraries and sitting areas. You’ll be greeted with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne on arrival, showcasing some of that famous southern charm, and then shown to your very comfortable room, complete with 4-poster bed and walnut armoire! Once you’ve settled in, explore the delights the River Inn has to offer, including a fantastic rooftop terrace with stunning views of the Mississippi River. There are 3 dining options, Paulette's offering gourmet American cuisine with a French twist and fine wines overseen by an award-winning sommelier and the Terrace bar and restaurant serving small plates and hand crafted cocktails. For something more casual, head to Tug’s for a good range of comfort fare, including juicy hamburgers and gumbos packed with seafood. It also boasts a ‘place to meet’ bar, great for passing the time and perhaps picking up a few city tips with fellow guests and locals. At night, a complimentary glass of Port and chocolate truffles await you in your room, the perfect end to a perfect day!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated in the Harbor Town neighbourhood of Memphis, across from Greenbelt Park along the Mississippi River. The downtown trolley for exploring is one mile away with world-famous Beale Street a distance of 2 miles. Transfer time from Memphis International Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

28 rooms on 4 floors in 2 buildings. All with 4-poster beds, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Complimentary Port wine and chocolate truffles are served at turn-down. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Most rooms have Mississippi River views.

Deluxe Rooms are larger with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Superior Rooms are mostly corner rooms with Mississippi River views, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Full American breakfast is included and served every morning at Paulette's (7:00am-10:00am). Paulette's Restaurant (fine dining). Tug’s Grill. The Terrace Bistro and bar, overlooking the Mississippi (handcrafted cocktails and selected wines, small plate gourmet food; open 5:00pm-9:00pm) and Little Bar. Concierge. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service*. 24-hour front desk. Complimentary parking.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Nov 17, 2020 Kitty_Hurdle Oxford, Mississippi

This was a wonderful spot for a romantic overnight getaway. I am so happy we went. Welcome champagne, comfy bed, beautiful piano music in the lobby by the fire, delicious food. What a win! Will stay again!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great quaint hotel on the river

Nov 12, 2020 foleybrian Cordova, Tennessee

This is a great little hotel with beautiful river views. Definitely a lot more charm than a chain hotel or a towering building where you’re walking endlessly down hallways. And the Terrace is amazing!
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Nov 12, 2020 joeedd Tupelo, Mississippi

My wife and I stay at the River Inn frequently, However, with Covid, we made our first overnight stay, 2 nights, in a year. Besides the usual personal and caring attention, we were not surprised to find the hotel, per our expectations, virus protected. We felt safe and comfortable with detailed attention to virus prevention. We plan to return… Read more
My wife and I stay at the River Inn frequently, However, with Covid, we made our first overnight stay, 2 nights, in a year. Besides the usual personal and caring attention, we were not surprised to find the hotel, per our expectations, virus protected. We felt safe and comfortable with detailed attention to virus prevention. We plan to return after the holidays and continue our usually trips there. The River Inn. What a safe joy and treat. Read less
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Nov 3, 2020 campbell276

Nice getaway. Terrace food & drink was great as usual and Allison, our server, provided wonderful service as she has on several of our prior visits. Food & drinks at Paulette's was exceptional especially their breakfast.
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Nov 2, 2020 MsB5711 Indianapolis, Indiana

Best place to stay in Memphis. This was our fifth time at River Inn. Its our favorite romantic short getaway location. Its so charming. We love the little extras too...wine or bubbly at check in, port wine and chocolates placed in the room in the evening, early morning coffee every morning in the library on each floor , and (the best) breakfast… Read more
Best place to stay in Memphis. This was our fifth time at River Inn. Its our favorite romantic short getaway location. Its so charming. We love the little extras too...wine or bubbly at check in, port wine and chocolates placed in the room in the evening, early morning coffee every morning in the library on each floor , and (the best) breakfast at Paulette's. Read less